Fly Lines

You have to be ready every time you throw a fly, or you could end up eating Mrs. Paul’s fish sticks.

A tale of two lakes

Bank fishing opportunities— big and small — abound
April 08, 2015 at 9:00pm
Catch a bull bream like this one on a fly rod and you’re hooked for life!

Bream basics

From backing to bugs — what you need to get started
March 10, 2015 at 9:00am
The lowly chain pickerel offers some exciting fishing in the dead of winter.

How to "sea-duce" a predator

Louisiana’s pike love this classic fly
February 09, 2015 at 9:00pm
Fluff butts are essentially tiny jigs, and they’re deadly this month.

Yo, crappie — give up the ghost!

Resistance to fluff butts is futile
January 10, 2015 at 9:00am
Cokie Cormier with a rainbeaux trout caught from one of the BREC ponds.

The best of 2014

I hate lists so much that I made another
December 01, 2014 at 7:00am
Modern-day Zorro? No, just a rod-bearing fish avenger masking himself from harmful UV radiation.

Fly fish fashion

It’s no shame to dress poorly, only improperly
November 10, 2014 at 9:00am
Pounding shorelines with a small popper resulted in this hookup for Jacob Cormier.

Some like it on top

When ‘popper-tunity’ knocks, fish answer!
October 10, 2014 at 9:00am
Fly-fishing guru Dave Whitlock gave an on-the-water seminar recently in Bossier City.

Lessons from a legend

Bass guru Whitlock offers tips for big ones
September 10, 2014 at 9:00am
Think this fish is little?  It takes this size or smaller to even place in a micro fishing tournament.

Micro fly fishing

The darker, smaller side of our sport
August 11, 2014 at 9:00am
The author caught this nice Toledo Bend bass while casting flies from his kayak.

Taming the gorilla

Sprawling Toledo Bend can be a flycaster’s delight
July 10, 2014 at 9:00am
Ron Begnaud of Lafayette is one of many veteran redfish anglers who puts a premium on casting accuracy over distance.

Redfish made easy

Don’t be a dummy, keep it simple
June 09, 2014 at 9:00am
Who needs mountains and trout for artistic inspiration? Scenic Caddo Lake and its bream are equally compelling.

Ode to gobbule

A tribute to our favorite fish
May 08, 2014 at 5:00pm
Chinquapin on fly rod?  Yes, you can!  With the right flies and the right leader, it’s the rule, not the exception.

Shellcracking the code

Who says flies can’t catch chinquapin?
April 10, 2014 at 9:00am
Fiscations don’t have to include 1,000-mile jaunts to the west. Larry Offner of Denham Springs enjoys casting to rising trout on the streams of North Georgia.

Fishcation planning begins now

Make your fishing dreams come true
March 11, 2014 at 9:00am